Vistage Chair Cliff Atherton launches new executive coaching group for chief executives in Houston, Texas

San Diego, June 26, 2020 – Vistage Chair Cliff Atherton recently launched a new chief executive group in the Houston, Texas market. Founded in 1957, Vistage brings together exclusive groups of high-performing CEOs through a proven leadership experience that delivers results both personally and professionally. When leaders come together in their confidential monthly Vistage private advisory board meetings, they gain the perspective, clarity and support to help them become better leaders and accelerate their company’s growth. More than 45,000 Vistage members worldwide also have access to expert speakers, personalized coaching sessions, and international networking.

Atherton said, “Throughout my professional life, my goal has been to make a difference in the lives of executives and owners.  The Vistage platform allows me to have a meaningful and long-term impact on CEOs.”

Atherton has 30 years of experience as an investment banker and financial adviser to middle market companies and spent 25 years at GulfStar Group. In addition to his career, he has spent more than 30 years teaching finance, investment banking, entrepreneurship, and family business to MBA students in the Jones School of Business at Rice University. He has also taught at the University of Houston’s Executive MBA program.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 65 years, we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their greatest challenges through confidential peer groups and one-to-one executive coaching sessions. Today, more than 45,000 members in 35 countries rely on Vistage to help make better decisions for their companies, families and communities. The results prove it: Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while nonmembers with comparable small and midsize businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%, according to a study of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at

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